If you call yourself a food lover, but you're not familiar with Ashley Rodriguez's blog, Not Without Salt, then you don't know all the beautiful, mouthwatering recipes you're missing. For example? This stunning radish tartine with pea butter and lime. Not only is it incredibly pretty to look at, but it tastes divine, kind of like an early morning stroll through the meadow in the springtime.
Now that spring has sprung (sorry, I couldn't resist the cliché), you should be incorporating peas into everything. In this recipe, the green peas give the butter a sweetness that makes the tartine much more flavorful and exciting. Plus, just look at that vivid green color! Have you seen a prettier shade of butter? This recipe was a blast, and breeze, to make. It might just have the best simplicity-to-presentation ratio I've ever seen in any dish.
All in all, this is a fantastic, seasonal take on the classic radish tartine, which is so beloved for its contrasting flavors and textures: crunchy bread, creamy butter, sharp radish. The extra additions of peas, lime zest, and mint take it to the next level. Top it all with olive oil and sea salt and you will have everything your mouth will ever want on one slice of bread. Recipe below.
2 to 3 tablespoons pea butter (recipe below)
3 to 4 radishes, thinly shaved
1/4 cup radish sprouts (optional)
1/4 cup pea sprouts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
a few mint leaves, roughly torn
thick cut bread, toasted (crispy on the outside with a soft interior)
For the tartine:
Slather the toasted bread with a good bit of the butter. Top with the thinly shaved radishes then the sprouts and mint. Finish with lime zest and flake salt and a light drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy right away.
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup fresh or frozen peas, blanched until tender
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon (or more) sea salt
- Process everything in a food processor for at least a few minutes. You want to get the peas as smooth as possible.
- For the best texture pass the butter through a fine mesh sieve.
- Taste and add more salt if you’d like.
- Store the pea butter in the fridge for up to one week.
From Not Without Salt